As you can expect, the seafood takes centre stage when it comes to places to eat in Tenby. Sea-fresh fish and pukka Pembrokeshire produce means you can enjoy some truly excellent meals during your stay. The problem is that, even in this small town, there are a lot of good restaurants to choose from, and some hit and miss ones you’ll want to avoid. We’ve picked out a few of our favourites to help get you started.
Places to eat in Tenby
You’ll find a few good eateries on our Tenby pubs page, including street food spots like Sandbar and tasty gastropubs like The Buccaneer, but they don’t compare to the town’s top restaurants and their marvellous menus of sublime cuisine.
On South Parade, Stables Restaurant is housed in a historic old coaching inn cramped between Tenby’s medieval town walls. It’s a candlelit restaurant with a romantic air and an ever-changing menu of simple but supremely tasty food. A tip: It serves some of the best lobster in town.
Barbucci is an immense subterranean Indian restaurant across the road from Tenby Station. It isn’t the easiest to find; make your way to Clareston Road, and keep an eye out for what looks like a white-painted outhouse with a rustic wooden door. It’s worth hunting down. The decor is beautiful, the Bengali cuisine is a triumph and the prices are surprisingly reasonable.
On High Street, just a hop skip and a jump away from our Tenby town centre hotel, make your way to The Mooring in the morning for some of the best breakfasts in the business, on Sunday for a sublime roast, and every other afternoon for the best fish stew in town. The restaurant is lovely and airy, and the staff are super friendly. It’s a super choice.
Perhaps the pick of the bunch is The Salt Cellar on the Esplanade. It’s the restaurant of four close friends and, to our taste buds, it offers the best eating in town. It may have something to do with the fact that its menu is just a bit more creative than its nearby neighbours. Oh, and the fact that they source only the best produce in Pembrokeshire.
If you’re after a daytime option, perhaps to take a break from the town’s top-class beaches, there are a couple of cafes we need to tell you about.
The Stowaway Coffee Co. is a tiny cafe in the coves of Tenby Harbour. It’s home to some of the best coffee in town, tasty homemade cakes and pastries and – you know what – don’t let us get started on the crab sandwiches.
The Fuchsia Caffe is a corker with an absolutely gorgeous courtyard in the Mews off Upper Frog Street. It’s as dog-friendly as it gets; they even offer a mini menu of food for our four-legged friends. Humans can also expect great homemade eats and cracking coffee.
Lastly, Caffe Vista is a lovely cafe on High Street with a beautiful al fresco terrace overlooking North Beach, Goskar Rock and Tenby Harbour. Stop off for a brew, and before you know it, you’ll have wasted an entire afternoon people watching – not speaking from experience, honest.